26 Free Crochet Pillow Cover Patterns

As spring comes around and we look for new and fresh home decor, I wanted to inspire you with 26 free crochet pillow cover patterns you can add around your home.

This round-up post brings unique crochet Pillow Cover patterns, from easy beginner-friendly to more advanced crochet patterns. You will find Interlock crochet, Tunisian, Granny, Mosaic and more

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26 Pillow Cover Crochet

What is the best crochet stitch for a pillow cover?

Unfortunately, there’s no single “best” crochet stitch for a pillow cover, as it really depends on what you’re looking for in the final product! Here are some factors to consider and some recommended stitches based on them:

Desired look and feel:

  • Soft and cozy:
    • Single crochet: This is a classic stitch that creates a dense fabric, perfect for snuggly pillows.
    • Moss stitch: A variation of single crochet that creates a beautiful ribbed texture.
    • Waffle stitch: This creates a grid-like texture that’s both visually interesting and soft.
  • Textured and decorative:
    • Bobble stitch: Adds fun, raised bumps to the surface.
    • Popcorn stitch: Similar to bobble stitch but even puffier.
    • Cable stitch: Creates a raised, twisted pattern for a more elegant look.
  • Modern and minimalist:
    • Double crochet: Taller stitches give a looser, airier feel.
    • Half double crochet: A balance between single and double crochet, offering medium density and drape.
    • C2C (corner-to-corner) technique: Creates diagonal stripes for a contemporary look.

Your skill level:

  • Beginner: Single crochet, half double crochet, and moss stitch are all very basic stitches.
  • Intermediate: Bobble stitch, popcorn stitch, and cable stitch require a bit more practice.
  • Advanced: C2C and other intricate stitches offer a challenge for experienced crocheters.

Other considerations:

  • Yarn weight: A thicker yarn will work up faster but create a bulkier pillow.
  • Pillow size and shape: Consider how the chosen stitch will affect the final dimensions and drape.
  • Closure method: Will you use buttons, zippers, or an envelope closure? This might influence the stitch placement.

Ultimately, the best way to find the perfect stitch is to experiment and see what you like! Don’t be afraid to try different stitches and patterns to create a pillow cover that reflects your unique style and preferences.

Check out these other home decor patterns such as the plant holder , the boho table runner or plastic bags holder  they can make a big impact on your style.

How to choose the right yarn for your crochet pillow covers?

Forget the look for the “one true yarn” for your crochet pillow cover! The perfect choice depends on your unique blend of style, function, and personal preference. Whether you’re after a decorative showpiece, a snuggly everyday companion, or even a sweet piece for your kid’s bedroom, let’s explore the yarn jungle together to find the ideal match.

Desired Use:

  • Decorative:  If your crochet pillow covers are for pure decoration, prioritize aesthetics over practicality. Consider natural fibers like wool or acrylic blends for warmth and texture, or silk blends for luxury.
  • Everyday use: When you are in crocheting a pillow cover that is used more than just to see- Focus on durability and easy care. Acrylic, cotton, or blends are excellent choices for their washability and resistance to wear and tear.
  • Baby or child: Opt for hypoallergenic, soft yarns like acrylic blends or cotton. Consider avoiding wool due to potential allergies.

Personal Preference:

  • Feel: Do you prefer soft and cuddly (acrylic blends, cotton) or smooth and cool (merino wool)?
  • Drape: Do you want a structured look (cotton) or a flowing one (acrylic blends)?
  • Color: Look for a wide range of vibrant options (acrylic blends) or natural, muted tones (wool).

Some examples of yarns you can consider using for your next crochet pillow cover

Soft and Cuddly:

  • Acrylic Blends: Caron One Pound, Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn
  • Wool Blends: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, Loops & Threads Joy of Wool


  • Merino Wool: Malabrigo Rios, Rowan Pure Wool Worsted
  • Silk Blends: Berroco Vintage, Noro Silk Garden

Remember, yarn experimentation is key! Consider purchasing small amounts of different types to test them out before committing to a large project.And finally, always check the yarn label for care instructions to ensure your pillow cover can withstand everyday use or cleaning.

26 Pillow Cover Crochet Patterns

The Heart Pillow – Made by Gottie

This Textured Crochet Heart Pillow pattern is the perfect gift to make for your loved ones this upcoming Valentine’s Day

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The Granny Pillow – Sandra Stitches

If you love grannies you will love this pillow cover pattern that uses classic granny squares and solid granny squares.

granny square pillow cover pattern

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The Simple Love Mosaic Cushion Cover by Nichola – Elimee Designs

Apprehensive about trying mosaic crochet? I promise you that it is entirely beginner-friendly! It’s probably the easiest colorwork technique and is therefore perfect to start with.


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The Modwen Cushion by Mirka -Exquisite Crochet UK

The Modwen pillow cover adds a stylish and modern look to your living room or bedroom. This plaid-like stitch crochet pattern seems intricate but is surprisingly easy to crochet.

modoven pillow crochet

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Colorwork Hearts Pillow – Simply Hooked By Jannet

The Hold My Heart Pillow cover crochet pattern is a rectangle pillow that uses the tapestry crochet technique and bulky weight yarn. An accent pillow with 2 different heart graph


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Textured Crochet Pillow by Jessica – Stitching Together

Changing your throw pillows is a quick and simple way to update your space, but have you seen the price of cute pillows lately? Phew! Instead of buying new pillows, use this textured crochet pillow pattern to make new cushion covers for your throw pillows or pillow inserts.


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Ahead of the Curve Cabled Throw Pillow by Ashley – The Loopy Lamb

This pillow crochet cover pattern creates a modern farmhouse-style crochet throw pillow that doesn’t have any holes for your pillow form or stuffing to peek through

cable crochet pillow

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The Dragon Eye Pillow by Hooked by Kati

Why not decorate your home with a crochet dragon eye pillow? This free crochet pillow cover pattern teaches you how to make this 3-dimensional, realistic dragon eye on a textured pillow.

dragon eye pillow crochet

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Paw Print Pillow by Melissa – Lovable Loops

This corner-to-corner (C2C) Paw Print pattern on the pillow cover would make a great addition to your home decor

paw print pillow

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Zigzag Bobble Pillow by Megan – Jo Of Motion Crochet

The idea for this pillow crochet pattern came about when I was looking for something fun and functional for my son’s nursery. The bobbles in different colors add a touch of whimsy to this pillow.


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Jasmine Stitch Pillow by Erin – Juniper & Oaks

This is an intermediate crochet pillow cover pattern that features the Jasmine stitch worked in the rows. Included are written instructions, as well as some videosand pictures to help guide

Jasmine Stitch pillow cover

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Popcorn Stitch Pillow by Fiona – CozyRozy Crochet

Adding texture to cushions is a great way to showcase your crochet skills around the house! Using 2 different colors of yarn in this project creates a unique way to highlight those popcorn stitches that feature in this project.


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26 Pillow Cover Crochet

Textured Crochet Pillow by Melanie – Simple Melanie

This textured crochet pillow cover is soft and squishy, sporting a raised design made with front post stitches. As it is made with blanket yarn, it works up quick and easy. With a three color repeat, the combos are endless to match any home décor aesthetic.

textured pillow- simlpe melanie

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BOHEMIAN CROCHET PILLOW by Jo – Jo to the World Creations

Transform your home decor with this stylish easy Bohemian Crochet Pillow Pattern. It’s a modern boho crochet pillowcase that’s removable and a perfect accent pillow for any room in your home!


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Celtic Weave Pillow by Michelle – Two Brother Blankets

The Celtic Weave Pillow crochet pattern creates a beautiful piece of home decor!

celtic pillow crochet pattern

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Lilac Mini Pillow by Olena -Golden Lucy Crafts

This adorable crochet lilac mini pillow cover pattern is perfect for tiered tray décor, table decor, shelf sitting, or for use as a pincushion. It also will make a cute small gift for lilac lovers.


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Heart Pillow by Raine – Handmade by Raine

Here’s a great idea to crochet a beautiful Radiating Heart Pillow cover for Valentine’s Day. It will make a perfect gift for your loved one or a cozy addition to your home decor.

heart pillow crochet

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COZY COTTAGE CABLED PILLOW by Michelle – Mjs off the hook Designs

Introducing this crochet cabled pillow, a must-have for crochet enthusiasts seeking a stylish and sophisticated home decor item. This lovely throw pillow cover boasts a chunky cabled texture reminiscent of luxurious cable knit designs.

cable pillow crochet pattern

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Interlocking Crochet Cushion Cover by Veronika -Blue Star Crochet

When working on a new crocheted pillow cover, Interlocking crochet is such a fun and interesting technique that you simply must try it!

interlocking crochet pillow cover

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Cake Shoppe Cushions by Kirsten – Kirsten Holloway Designs

Crochet a set of round throw pillows for the nursery or for your own bedroom! This free pattern comes with 4 different styles that you can mix and match to create the perfect accent pillows for your home.


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Purcell Pillow by April – Banana Moon Studio

Purcell Pillow is a C2C, or corner to corner, throw pillow crochet pattern. It uses two contrasting colors to make a bright geometric design. This will look beautiful in your living room, family room, or bedroom when you use colors to match your decor!


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Cactus Crochet Pillow by Spotted HorseDesign Co

Tapestry crochet is one of my favorite crochet techniques when it comes to designing. However, for this fun cactus crochet pillow cover, I wanted to combine textures instead of colors. I love the result! This pillow has a nice, simple background while the faux fur yarn makes the cactus pop


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Spill the Beans Easy Crochet Pillow by Esther – CAAB Crochet

This easy crochet pillow pattern is so simple with only one stitch! It is a variation of a traditional granny square but with a small change from double crochet stitches to the bean stitch. This one tiny change adds such a pretty texture!


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Snowfall Tunisian Crochet Pillow by Michelle – Tales of Knots

The Snowfall pillow cover pattern is inspired by traditional Norwegian Snowflake designs. The Pillow pattern uses a combination of simple and beginner-friendly Tunisian techniques to create a stunning pattern perfect for the Holiday season!


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Granny Heart Pillow by Lin Ryan – Hooked on Patterns

Snuggle up with my new free heart crochet cushion cover design! These would add a loving touch to your home, or make a wonderful gift.


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Easy Elegant Pillow Cover by Amanda – Easy on the Tongue

You can crochet a pillow cover and stitch it onto the front of the old pillow, and nobody will know.  All they will see is a beautiful, elegant crochet pillow and they’ll be asking where you bought it!

easy pillow crochet cover

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